LONDON Former Motorola exec Mike McTighe has become Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nujira, a Cambridge based company developing advanced power amplifier technology for the wireless industry.
McTighe, said, “This is an exciting time for Nujira as mobile operators ramp up deployment of third-generation cellular services. With growing penetration of cellular networks worldwide, there is an increased focus on improving communications capacity without significantly increasing network Capex and Opex. Nujira has developed their patented high power HAT technology which achieves 30% to 50% power amplifier efficiencies in 3G cellular basestations.”
McTighe has over 25 years of international management experience and directorships in the mobile telecommunications industry. He currently holds non-executive directorships with Alliance & Leicester plc and Pace Micro Technology plc and serves as chairman of the board for companies in the wireless sector, such as Red M Group Ltd and Frontier Silicon Holdings Ltd. Most recently, McTighe served as Chairman of Alphamosiac, where he led the negotiation of the sale to Broadcom for around $123million.
Tim Haynes, CEO of Nujira, “Mike is a very successful and experienced player in the mobile marketplace. His broad experience with large international companies and extensive contacts within the mobile telecoms sector will be a huge support for moving Nujira to the next phase of our development. Equally important is his experience of growing young technology focussed companies quickly, which is also crucial to our success. We are very pleased to welcome Mike to Nujira’s Board of Directors.”
McTighe has held executive management roles in Cable & Wireless, Philips Consumer Communications, Motorola, and General Electric.